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Christmas Vacation

It’s been a while since I posted anything here – I hope that no one was holding her or his breath waiting to see my next project! I’ve still been knitting, however, so I’ve got a few finished things to share. I’ll be playing catch-up over the next few days, posting photos and writing about what I’ve been doing.

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My big current project is the South Seas Stole. Since the instant I first saw a photo of this pattern, I’ve wanted to knit it. Tracking down the pattern itself, however, proved challenging; at the time, the designer did not have any DSCN1010information on where to find it on her website. I found it, finally, on Patternfish.

As you can see from the photos, the stitch patterns are very different from most of the lace I’ve knit before. None of them are particularly difficult, so this has been a fun pattern.

The yarn that I’m using for this project has been another adventure. I’ve read Fleegle’s Blog for some time now, and always enjoyed the lace projects. She recently opened a store on Etsy called The Gossamer Web, with lovely hand dyed lace yarns. I’m working the South Seas Stole with a yarn from this site called Love Potion No. 3, a cashmere/silk/merino blend. You can see from the scale of the knitting against my hands in the photos that it’s pretty thin stuff – I think that this is the thinnest yarn I have worked with to date. However, it has been surprisingly easy to knit up, and the knit fabric is wonderfully soft and delicate.

More to come over the next few days, I promise! But for now, it is time for the gratuitous cute hedgehog photo:

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Yep, Harold likes to explore our shoes!

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